Glad to be back in Romania, oh wait, fuck not!
They make all this noise about the fact that students who went abroad for university don't come back to work in their field inside the country and that we're not patriotic despite the competitive prices in certain fields.
Oh, wait, here I am, I came back, I want to work for you guys, make a life in my own country, open a hackerspace, except you're treating me like shit!
People working in IT should be exempt from paying taxes on what they earn so that Romania will become a more important regional player in the world of IT (we already have big businesses here: IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, EA, Ubisoft, Gameloft, Freescale, Siemens, Ericcson etc.); the thing they don't tell you is that that exempt applies only to people who finished university in Romania: this in turn means that that "competitive" wage they're talking about isn't that competitive when 16% of it goes to the state and not in your pocket.
From that you also need to take out the money that goes towards healthcare (oh, wait, I'm a citizen of this country but am not insured because I was abroad for 4 years), the money that goes towards pensions, the other taxes and so on (around 30-40% of what I earn goes to the state).
So yeah, fuck you Romania and your stupid shit government, bureaucracy and idiotic rules and exceptions to rules.
The real question is why in the fuck is anyone except the extremely poor exempt from paying income tax...?